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    B&B Chronicles Blog — Bilingual

    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Colombia

    Colombia is a country located in South America. Bogotá is the capital of Colombia, and the nation's largest city. As of 2018, Colombia has a population of 49,464,683 people. Colombia has the 4th largest population of Black people in the Western Hemisphere - behind Brazil, Haiti, and the United States. 

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Suriname

    Suriname is a small-diverse country in South America. Although the country is in South America, it is often regarded as a Caribbean nation. Suriname has a population of 566,000 people. Paramaribo is the capital and largest city in Suriname. 

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Havana, Cuba

    Like many other Caribbean nations, Cuba participated in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Over a million slaves were brought to Cuba from the 16th Century until 2867 to work on sugarcane plantations. After the Haitian Revolution in 1804, Cuba became the largest producer of sugar in the world. Slaves working on sugarcane plantations faced back breaking conditions. They worked an average of 20 hours a day, and were crammed into inhumane barracoons at night. Most nights, slaves only got 3-4 hours of sleep before having to return to the sugarcane fields. 

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico

    When people think of Mexico, Afro-Mexicans normally do not come to mind. As we know, Black people inhabit all corners of the Earth, right?... RIGHT! So, the demographics of Mexico are no different.

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    Black & Bilingual #AroundTheWorld - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    There are numerous things that come to mind when one thinks of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful women. The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Christ the Redeemer statue to name a few. 

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